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Robert J Flahertys non-fiction silent documentary film Nanook of the North 1922 was about the everyday life of Nanook Nahla his wife Ollie his eldest son and Rainbow his youngest child Their daily struggle to survive in a harsh and unforgiving environment of an icy land near Inukjuaq on Hudson Bay in arctic Quebec Canada Eskimos Inuit included hunting fishing trading and migrating with little or no industrial technology Flaherty took his camera to one of the most unexpected place to not only write but also to direct produce shoot and edit the whole film The film contained many images that caught my attention as a viewer It also brought the world a new style of filmmaking The film exposed lives of the people we dont see around and so have only a little knowledge about It also separated our differences and similarities as human beings Spring resembled a fresh new start and winter resembled the opposite They worked individually for survival and with their community for more They built igloos traveled with the kayak wore fur clothes and sealskin boots to keep warm and hunted for fishes polar bears and walrus for food They also valued each other as family children played in the snow father taught son hunting mother bathed children and dogs helped the family hunt I personally think Nanook is the hero of the film He was a master hunter skilled fishermen and an architect who was patient while hunting and loving toward his family He protected and provided clothing and food for them This beautiful cultural film was all possible with Flahertys one year of efforts and patience Unlike many other film writers he insisted on shooting a natural film He also shoots and picks up many things he probably did not recognize while shooting Flaherty succeeded because he put in so much time in the film A year was spent in order to complete the film after
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